This sexy eatery was the first to brave Randolph Street back when it was, er, a little less gentrified. Many, many years later, the food still holds up (and the place is still as date-worthy as it was when Harry met Sally). Golden housemade gnocchi is doused in a creamy, earthy truffle sauce; tuna fillet is dressed up with a lively combo of balsamic and mint; and the pistachio gelato with merengue and hot fudge is utterly unshareable. If you are looking for something to share, pop a bottle of bubbly out on the sidewalk patio and lament about the strip’s good old days.
838 W Randolph St
|Cross street:||between Green and Peoria Sts|
|Opening hours:||Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Green, Pink to Clinton. Bus: 8, 20.|
|Price:||Average main course: $22|